Bay Area Music Groups

The Bay Area is home to literally hundreds of classical music organizations, from community choruses to world-renowned orchestras, opera companies and chamber ensembles. This listing provides all the vital statistics for Bay Area music groups, as well as a summary of what they do best. Search by type of organization or alphabetically. Note to classical music groups: If your organization is not listed here or there is an error in your listing, please email [email protected].

Roomful of Teeth

Contemporary vocal music

Rose/Lee/Graber Trio

Founded: 2009
Artistic Director: Tom Rose
Where to hear them: Old St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco

Roses Signature Concert Series

This is a community concert series, sponsored by the music department of the Presbyterian Church of the Roses

Founded: Series start in 2007
Artistic Director: Barbara McElroy
Where to hear them: Presbytrian Church of the Roses

Ross McKee Piano Competition

Founded: 1998
Where to hear them: Annual final round held in June at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

RossoRose Duo

Alisa Rose and Amy Zanrosso are two expressive and powerful musicians intent on exploring what it means to be a piano and violin duo making music in the 21st century. Striking and dramatic in their musical choices, RossoRose seamlessly melds their classical training with the rhythms and musical freedom of a variety of traditions that include tango and American roots music and are not shy about breaking rules in order to communicate with an audience.

Founded: 2014
Artistic Director: Alisa Rose and Amy Zanrosso


Roulette’s mission is to support artists creating new and adventurous art in all disciplines by providing them with a venue and resources to realize their creative visions and to build an audience interested in the evolution of experimental art.


Roy Malan and Friends

Chamber music

Founded: 2016
Artistic Director: Roy Malan
Where to hear them: Peace Untied Church on 10/16/2016

Royal English Opera

Founded: 2011
Artistic Director: Moira Greyland

Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko

Founded: March 2007
Artistic Director: Varied


Where to hear them:

Russian Chamber Orchestra

Founded: 1992
Artistic Director: Alexander Vereshagin
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